For a quick overview of ECE resources on Wonderschool, click here!
Community is incredibly important for all professions, and child care is no different!
Community is incredibly important for moral support. Working with young children and their families is physically and emotionally challenging work. It requires a superhuman level of patience and understanding. If you don’t have a teaching team, who can you go to when you’re having a tough day?
Community can be more powerful than a Google search. Of course the internet has all sorts of resources and ideas for you to pore over if you have the time. A community of trusted, knowledgeable, and like-minded family child care providers has the most relevant advice for you.
Communities support learning and growing. If you’re running a program all on your own you may feel like you’re missing out on the brainstorming, observations, and feedback you might get with a large teaching team. A community of professionals can expose you to new ways of thinking.
Community connects us to the greater purpose and value of ECE and family child care. It can be so easy to be hyper focused on the day-to-day that we forget to pick our heads up and remember why this matters. Having a community reminds us to pause and celebrate, so that on our hardest days we keep going.
Connect with other Wonderschool providers across the country and your Wonderschool education team through our online community! At Wonderschool, we use a chat app called Slack to share ideas and post exciting Wonderschool updates with providers near and far.
Slack allows you to join channels dedicated to specific topics, post questions and comments, and send direct messages to other providers and the Wonderschool team. Chances are if you have a question, someone else has the same question!
And for more tips about how to use Slack with Wonderschool, you can click here!